Is your state government interested in expanding purchase of locally and sustainably farmed agricultural products? Creating markets for these products can contribute to the regional economy, preserve farmland and support a thriving, healthy food system.
Join the Responsible Purchasing Network (RPN) for a webinar supported by the John Merck Fund that will highlight Best Practices developed in the New England region to foster state government procurement of local and sustainable food.
Hear first-hand about strategies to:
Structure contracts to best encourage local offerings;
Work with vendors over time to increase local purchasing;
Support distributors that source produce from the region; and
Use policy to build greater vendor accountability.